|Project by Threeseamonsters||posted 02-24-2008 01:47 AM||3061 views||8 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a simple little project, but I’m just starting out and I’m learning how to use a bunch of different tools so I thought I’d share my progress.
I found this article…
...and followed it with a few small mods.
I did this completely with hand tools including milling the stock. Why? I’m a glutton for punishment I guess… plus, I’m interested in older techniques… as well as the peace and quiet it affords.
The wood used is hard maple and cocobolo (I inlaid a piece of cocobolo to fix some tearout on the dado). Finished with BLO and wax.
I used the following tools:
Stanley no. 5 plane with cambered blade for dimensioning
Clifton no. 4 smoothing plane
Stanley no. 78 Fillister plane for rabbets
Stanley no. 45 combination plane for dado and groove on planing step
squares, marking gauges, scrapers